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King Wah Restaurant

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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the...
Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food

Lunched here, food quite good and generous portions. Dim sims and spring rolls very nice. Our chicken dish was tasty. Service was average but food made up for that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GingerRose63
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Launceston, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value buffet dinner, with wide selection of dishes. Best oysters! Dishes were regularly replenished and staff were attentive.

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Thank Cherie B
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant was busy - long weekend & plenty of tourists - poor service - had to find our own plates and chopsticks -twice!! Food was below average - we ordered from the a la carte as the buffet looked average & included garlic bread & fish & chips -Chinese??Boasts about the oysters - we watched people grab them as... More 

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Thank Linda F
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the prawn dumplings, prefer to order of the menu and tend to go for lunch more than dinner. always well looked after by Jess and now they also have duck and pork belly on the menu its great

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Thank pakaru321
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning if you choose this restaurant make sure you have an empty stomach. The food is authentic Chinese and the plate servings are generous. I chose the buffet and the Manger was generous and added some extra steam vegetables to accommodate my dietary requirements. The desert bar was full of fresh fruit salad and a variety of sweet treats. Located... More 

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1 Thank Julie P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant every time we visit Pahia. Has local Oysters , plentiful and delicious and very busy so food is replenished on the buffet all the time so very hot and freshly cooked. Cannot reserve but usually manage to get a table or do not have to wait long to be seated. This is not fine dinning... More 

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1 Thank Sammies2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good crispy roast pork and huge succulent pacific oyster. Great value for money if you really love oysters, you'll get the value of your money by eating oyster alone

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1 Thank theTravll3r
Launceston, Australia
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199 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunched here, food quite good and generous portions. Dim sims and spring rolls very nice. Our chicken dish was tasty. Service was average but food made up for that.

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1 Thank GingerRose63
Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great meal, delivered free of charge to our campsite just outside Paihia. We were the envy of the other campers! Food was delicious and plentiful... Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Victoria M
Papakura, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Dinner was a seafood buffet, which served up huge pacific oysters, calamari, mussels, shrimps, prawns and assortment of meats and salads. The staff were very helpful and congratulate the chefs and staff. Well recommended and will be one of our stopover eateries.

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1 Thank George B
New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

After being referred from our charter skipper, we took our freshly caught fish down to King Wah. They cooked the fish for us in a variety of ways and we went back at 7pm for dinner. FANTASTIC - it was an epic way to end the day. The fish was cooked beautifully and the staff were very helpful and super... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 7566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am

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